Social Studies Department
Experience Social Studies at Xavier
Mission and Philosophy
The mission of the Social Studies Department of Xavier College Preparatory is to create quality instruction by linking significant skills and knowledge in social studies to the total development of the student. Citizens must have the skills which enable them to deal with whatever complex issues their personal society or the global society may develop. The staff of the Social Studies Department endeavors to motivate students to develop the knowledge, skills, and the desire necessary to interact positively within their communities.
Xavier's Social Studies Department is a Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Affiliate School. Connecting teachers and students to valuable resources and support for teaching and studying American history.
Learn more about the affiliation here.
The NHSS recognizes Club members maintaining an average of a B grade or higher in honors/AP history classes, 2+ years in History Club, and recommendation by Advisor.
When you join the National History Club, you join students and teachers from around the country in learning, reading, writing, and living history. The NHC's main goal is to bring together students and teachers with a real passion for history, helping them learn from each other's ideas, experiences, and stories, which are distributed through our tri-annual eNewsletter, monthly eUpdates, and other communication methods.
Social Studies Faculty
World History/Geography | Freshman Class Student Council Moderator| Scholarship Committee Member
AP US History | AP US History Great Books | History 103/104 for Rio Salado College | We Are Xavier (WAX) Moderator
AP Psychology | Psychology 101 for Rio Salado
AP European History | AP World History/Great Books | AP World History| 101/102 for Rio Salado | History 110/111 for Rio Salado | National History Scholars Society Moderator | National History Club Moderator | Key Club Moderator | CloseUp Washington D.C. Moderator
English Teacher | AP Capstone Chair
English I Great Books | English II | American Government | AP Capstone Seminar/Research | Political Science POS 110 for Rio Salado | Mock Trial Moderator | Summer Reading Co-Chair | WAX Club Moderator
Government Teacher | Government Department Chair
American Government | Honors U.S. Government | POS 110 for Rio Salado | HIS 103/104 for Rio Salado | ALJ 109 for Rio Salado | Criminal Law Political Action Club of Xavier Moderator | National History Club | National History Scholars Society